Dry Eye Syndrome
What You Should KnowAbout It
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is an ongoing condition with many symptoms, including dryness, scratching, burning, and continuous watering eyes. All these symptoms can be successfully managed with treatment in our dry eye clinic.
Dry Eye Treatment
If you are experiencing any dry eye symptoms, we recommend getting your eyes evaluated without delay. At Ultimate Eye Care Santa Fe, LLC, we specialize in comprehensive diagnostic imaging using the Lipiview.
The TearScience® LipiView®
The TearScience® LipiView® II, Ocular Surface Interferometer with Dynamic Meibomian Imaging™ (DMI), focuses on measuring the lipid layer thickness (LLT) with nanometer accuracy and captures blink dynamics and images of meibomian gland structure.
After the dry eye evaluation, Dr. Alexandra Corwin, our dry eye treatment specialist, will determine the best course of action for you.
removes gland blockages by applying a sufficient amount of heat to melt the blockage while simultaneously applying gentle pressure to the eyelid.
LipiFlow® can treat MGD in 12 minutes to improve gland function, which can:
- Reduce eye-drop use and symptoms of dry eye
- Reduce ocular surface symptoms, including less frequent blurred or poor vision
- Extend comfortable contact lens wear time®
- With LipiFlow® prior to surgery, significantly improve dry eye symptoms and vision function scores post-surgery*
For those with MGD, LipiFlow® improves gland function,’ creating healthier tears and a healthier surface of your eye.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, our specialists might recommend artificial tears. Artificial tears are lubricating eyedrops which decrease the dry, scratching feeling in your eyes.
Our doctors might recommend alternative treatments for more significant symptoms like cleaning eyelids and lashes with special cleaners, eye masks, etc.
Safe Dry Eye Care
If you wear contacts, please be aware that some eye drops require you to take them out before using them, and you might have to wait 15 minutes or more before putting them back in. Always consult an optometric physician if you have any concerns or need to switch to a different eye drops brand.